Lawrence (Larry) Ralph Andersen, 67, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2010, at Ridgewood Care Center surrounded by his family. Larry was born, the first of identical twins, on February 16, 1943, to the late Lorraine (Nash) and late Russell Andersen.
November was a special time for Larry, as he anticipated the deer hunting season all year and couldn‘t wait to bring home his prize buck. Larry was a very caring and compassionate man who loved his family, enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, his sister and brother. Sundays during the Fall you would find Larry watching his beloved Green Bay Packers, a love he passed on to his children. Always the jokester, he went out of his way to make everyone happy and laugh.
He is survived by his children, Amy (Michael) Garbo of Racine, Marco Andersen of Racine; grandchildren, Madelyn and Alexander Garbo of Racine; his sister, Lori Bush of Racine; twin brother. Leonard (Lonny) Andersen of Modesto, CA; and brother, Kurt Andersen of Racine. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and a niece.
A Memorial Service celebrating Larry’s life will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Terry McGugan officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Saturday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of service at 4 p.m. Memorials to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780 have been suggested.
The family would like to thank the staff at Ridgewood Care Center and Hospice Alliance for their excellent care and compassion during the last days of Larry’s life.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888